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#1 checcocpb

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 04:52 PM

Hello everybody,

 

inspired by the threads in the other forum's section where we can see photos of various instruments, I started this topic. Please show us  your astro related books, I think that we will find some treasure and some rare book.

Francesco


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#2 checcocpb

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 04:54 PM

I start with one slot of my bookcase, where I have some English language books. English is not my mother tongue!

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Cheers


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:06 PM

Here's part of my brain on a shelf:

 

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(I always know where that part of it is.)

 


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Posted 29 March 2020 - 06:08 PM

Here's mine. It's getting a little overstuffed. There are about eight or nine star atlases and observing guides out in my shed where the telescopes are stored, but otherwise this is all of them. To the OP, it looks like we have a bunch in common.

 

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 04:10 AM

This thread is going to be dangerous for me. Zooming in on pictures is going to show me all kinds of books I hadn't come across yet. shocked.gif lol.gif

 

Here's my library.

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 04:35 AM

Here's my library.

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What are you hiding from us, your Dr. Seuss collection? blush.gif


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 04:43 AM

What are you hiding from us, your Dr. Seuss collection? blush.gif

Nope. That's on the other wall. waytogo.gif 

 

The "blurs" are Cooking, Steam Locomotives, Sailing and Formula 1 books.


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 05:09 AM

I have a lot of books but can't post an image here.. not sure how.. most are 1960's to 2000 plus 5 plastic bins of books.

 

Mike


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 05:44 AM

Wow, some nice selections.

 

I'm afraid that my current selection of astronomy books is a tad limited.

 

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Guidepost to the Stars, Leslie C. Poltier 1972

Map of the Moon, Percy Wilkins, 2019

Moon, Antonin Rukl, 1978

The Book of the Heavens, Mary Proctor, 1924

The Encyclopedia of Space Travel & Astronomy, 1979

Blick ins Weltall, 1978 (German book)

Guide to the Moon, Patrick Moore, 1976

When the Stars Come Out, Robert H. Baker, 1954

The Edmund Sky Guide, 1977

Star Atlas, Mitton, 1979

Moongazing, Tom Kerrs, 2018

 

 

 


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 07:45 AM

As expected Surfing your pictures I've found many interesting books. Keep posting!
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Posted 30 March 2020 - 08:17 AM

Here's mine, but if you can't see in details, here is also link to my full astro library on Libib site.  https://alexirene.libib.com/

 

 

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 08:23 AM

I show another shelf. Cheers

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 12:36 PM

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 03:21 PM

I had to pull my recliner out of the way.,lol.,I'm set up so I can spin an grab.,Got enough to keep me busy and informed.,best to all.,

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 05:07 PM

Here are mine - one down in my library and the other up in my mancave.

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 06:21 PM

I knew it, Francesco. I knew when I read your Title that this was going to be dangerous. lol.gif lol.gif 

 

I've already ordered 9 books....


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Posted 30 March 2020 - 07:01 PM

I own far too many astronomy books to fit into just one book case.  Here are some of them.

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 11:00 PM

I've got books shelved and stacked all over the house, but this is probably the densest accumulation.  I'm mainly interested in OLD observing books and atlases.  The lower shelf here is more modern workhorses.

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#19 checcocpb

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 05:52 AM

I knew it, Francesco. I knew when I read your Title that this was going to be dangerous. lol.gif lol.gif

For me too it is dangerous, I love books... Now, if I can find a MSA at a good price...

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 12:59 PM

My bookshelves. The top of the bookshelf has the HB AstroAtlas, several years of the Astronomical Calendar, 1000+ The Amateur Astronomers Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing, Lunar Quadrant Maps and a few old Sky Atlas 2000/1950 (black on white and white on black 1950 I think).

 

Shelf I

 

Shelf II

 

Shelf III

 

Shelf IV

 

Shelf V

 

Shelf VI

 

Shelf VII

 

Shelf VIII

 

Shelf IX

 

 


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 04:10 PM

This thread could be more expensive for me than when I was following the Tak thread!


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 08:53 PM

This is most of mine.  I tried to move them around from various places so that they could all be in the same case.  I suspect I'll have to get another bookcase soon, but I fear that would be harder than getting a new telescope past the CFO...

 

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 03:10 AM

Hi Forum,

 

This is my small astro bookshelf. I have a few other books in Mexico, but not more than here in Denmark. As a avid reader, i try to keep a balance of books at home.

 

At some point i was used to collect astronomy magazines from all over the world, just to compare how each country approaches amateur astronomy. I also collected binocular catalogs, but they are gone as i need the space for other books and BTW they are very dangerous material !! laugh.gif

 

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Probably my favorites of my small library are: Burnham´s Celestial Handbook,  Binocular Astronomy by Craig Crossen & Will Tirion and Ferngläser by Lambert Sphynx 

 

Clear skies!

 

Carlos


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Posted 01 April 2020 - 03:09 PM

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Posted 02 April 2020 - 09:22 AM

That's a great topic to follow :) Unfortunately all my books are in boxes now, as I' started to build a library room last year, but apparently I will not be able to continue for a while now, as I'm unable to purchase the shelves (stores are closed). I hope I'll be able to add my pictures one day. :)


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